COMMUTING PUBLIC WELCOME GVT’S AFFORDABLE TRANSPORT INITIATIVE
Written by yafmnews on January 22, 2019
Commuting public says government’s move issue out buses to allow affordable transport is a welcome alternative as unruly transport operators had begun to take advantage of the prevailing situation to exploit commuters.
This follows announcement by government on its commitment in introducing Zupco buses to ferry passengers at affordable prices.
Some commuters who spoke to Ya FM News reporter Prince Purazeni said the initiative is a welcome development for both commuting employees and school children and urged government to decentralize the noble idea to every town in the country.
The Zimbabwe Union of Drivers and Conductors, ZUDAC says public transport operators should not unfairly hike prices taking advantage of fuel shortages.
ZUDAC president Frederick Maguramhinga said that fares must be consistent and not changed unnecessarily.
Currently public transport operators are charging local routs ranging from $2 in other towns and $5 dollars in cities like Harare and Bulawayo for distances less than 5 km despite government gazetting $3 for a distance of around 10 km.